Top stories this week include more layoffs in legal tech as Epiq, suffering the double blow of a ransomware attack and the pandemic is reported to let go as many as 200. Also in the news, cutbacks at other legal tech companies, a report on the state of legaltech Down Under, Fastcase says its taking a bigger cut of the BigLaw market, former Atrium lawyers land at a law firm, case management company Filevine makes its first acquisition, and Wolters Kluwer releases a comprehensive free resource on COVID-19 laws. Our guest this week is Ron Friedmann, author of the blog Strategic Legal Technology, who discusses Fastcase’s move into BigLaw and the state of investment in legal tech.

Story Sources

Epiq layoffs (1:57):

Cuts at Elevate, Reynen Court (2:30):

Global Legal Tech Report (2:51): 

Fastcase (3:39):

Atrium (4:03):

Filevine (4:26):

Wolters Kluwer (4:56):

Guest Conversation (5:31):

Print:
EmailTweetLikeLinkedIn
Photo of Bob Ambrogi Bob Ambrogi

Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal…

Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division. At LexBlog, he oversees LexBlog.com, the global legal news and commentary network.